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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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Liked our hotel with lovely outdoor swimming pool in the good centre of Greoux les Bains. The walks were leisurely as indicated in the tour description but as it was hot this was no bad thing. However, I was disappointed that the walk on the last day appeared to have been shortened as we didnt reach the village of Valensole as stated in the tour description and we rushed back to the hotel for lunch rather than stopping for a picnic, when I really enjoyed the picnics with the local breads and cheeses etc. The walks were varied and I enjoyed the gorge and the walk by Moustiers St Marie best. Yves was knowledgeable on many topics which was great and I was especially interested in the plants. It was nice to have a free day to visit Aix en Provence and time to visit the thermal baths if one chose. Eating out in large groups was often problematic as the service was usually very slow. It would be good to be given a list of local restaurants with a rough idea of cost as some were quite expensive. But it was a good holiday with a nice group.
I enjoyed the variety of the holiday with the mix of walks and a lazy swim in the pool. Although I normally go on more challenging walks, I chose this holiday knowing it was classed as a leisurely holiday.
As above. Yves looked after us well.
We had a lovely holiday. The area around Greoux was superb and the village it self likewise. We found the hotel very comfortable and friendly, and wonderfully situated for the walks.
We would have enjoyed walks that were a bit more challenging and longer. The walks were too slowed down to last over a day when we were usually have completed these distances in a half day.
The walk above Moustieres St Marie was spectacular. The village was extraordinarily pretty and the scenery was fantastic.
We also loved Greoux les Bains as a base to return at the end of a days trip.
The green gorge was beautiful.
Yves was personable and definitely a good talker. Kathy in particular found this exhausting and we did not find him a good listener or willing to engage with the group or find out about our experience and expectations. On occasions we found him patronising; we always welcome advice and guidance but sometimes the level of instruction failed to recognise that we are adults capable of making decisions in our lives. We found the pace of the walks frustrating at times. On the last evening Yves advised us that the intention of the walks was to go at a strolling pace. For most of the group, who were on the whole seasoned walkers this wasn't what we had wanted and too slow (to the extent on occasions that we were tripping over each other's heels. It became clear to us that he saw himself as a walking guide rather than a trip leader. The information he gave about options was very limited; there were many cultural events happening in the village and it was by chance that we found out about these. On such a short trip it is difficult to get to know what is available quickly and we would have wanted a trip leader who could give an indication of the wide variety of possible options.
If you like scenery, strolling and stopping frequently to look at flowers then this is the trip for you.
We didn't catch the group flight and subsequently were due to arrive just before the group. Our flight was delayed which meant both our flight and the group's landed at the same time. The joining instructions had indicated we were to meet the group and trip leader at the arrival hall, but failed to indicate that this was at terminal 2. As a result we were quite concerned when there was no one to greet us and it was only after 40 mins (when he was able to see to the others in the group) that the trip leader was able to make his way to meet us in terminal one.
Our first exodus holiday and we would definitely book holidays in the future.The holiday was excellent with good walks,an excellent leader,a very good hotel and food.The hotel location allowed us to walk to other restaurants in the area in the evening which were all goodWe were lucky with good weather and an abundance of wild flowers for the timing of our visit
An excellent leader
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This trip can be combined with our French Riviera itinerary:
With so much to see and do in the world we know how hard it is to settle just on one destination. That's why we have put together a handy guide of trips you are able to do back-to-back.
This trip aligns with most departures of the TEK: Walking the French Riviera.
TEA followed by TEK:
TEA 24 Jun - TEK 01 Jul
TEA 02 Sep - TEK 09 Sep
TEA 16 Sep - TEK 30 Sep
TEK followed by TEA:
TEK 13 May - TEA 20 May
TEK 26 Aug - TEA 02 Sep
TEK 30 Sep - TEA 07 Oct
To transfer between the 2 destinations:
TEK Nice (Menton) - TEA Marseille - For logistical ease we suggest you join the Provence trip first. You will then be able to join the return group transfer to Marseille airport from where you can take a bus (they run every 20 minutes) to the train station. From here you can take the train to Menton (the hotel is a short walk from the station). If you do the Provence trip second you will need make your own way to the start point indepently (the group flight arrives into Marseille at 10:50). You will need to take a train to Marseille where you can take a bus directly to Greoux.
Please note: both departures need to guaranteed for these trip combinations to be confirmed.
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